A bill containing stricter provisions to regulate the casino business in Goa would be tabled during the coming session of Goa Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said.
The session would start on July 12. The bill, Parrikar said, will regulate the fee structure of the casinos, among other things.
Click here for Cloud Computing. The BJP government in the state also wants to prevent minors and locals from visiting casinos. “Those below 21 years of age would be barred from entering casinos. There will also be a provision to ensure that locals are not allowed in the casinos,” the Chief Minister said.Goa has a dozen on-shore and six off-shore casinos.
In this year’s budget, Parrikar had hiked the annual licence fee per casino from Rs 5 crore to Rs 6.5 crore. On the other hand, he reduced the entry fee from Rs 2,000 to Rs 500.